Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered new dynamics that could supercharge a sluggish part of the core chemical reaction in fuel cells. Fuel cell market adoption is held back by sluggish kinetics in a part of the core chemical reaction that limits efficiency. The researchers developed a new method to improve the […]

A team, led by the University of Tokyo in Japan, has developed a hybrid material that effectively transports protons at high temperatures and humidity – two major challenges of prior work. Protons are the next big thing when it comes to fuel cell technology. The subatomic exchange produces power on a scale that challenges contemporary […]

A Pohang University of Science & Technology research team revealed the phase transition and metal ex-solution phenomena to increase the catalytic activity in fuel cells. Fuel cells, which are attracting attention as an eco-friendly energy source, obtain electricity and heat simultaneously through the reverse reaction of water electrolysis. So, the catalyst that enhances the reaction […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Incheon National University scientists encapsulated a methanol fuel cell catalyst in a protective molecular sieve that selectively prevents undesired reactions. Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs), which produce electricity using methanol, will be an alternative solution in the transition away from fossil fuels and toward a ‘hydrogen’ economy. However, undesired methanol oxidation on the cathode […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Argonne National Lab scientists have made a pivotal discovery that could extend the lifetime of fuel cells that power electric vehicles by eliminating the dissolution of platinum catalysts. Vehicles powered by polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are energy-efficient and eco-friendly, but despite increasing public interest in PEMFC-powered transportation, current performance of materials that […]

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